- 1Improve or enhance the quality or value of: her exposure to museums enriched her life in FranceMore example sentences
- You share your wisdom and experience with others and enrich the quality of your work and relationships.
- Promote efforts to increase the diversity of faculty members and students at colleges and universities as a means to improve and enrich the experience of higher education.
- These students complete a rigorous training program that prepares them to serve for six weeks as Museum guides, thereby enriching the Museum experience for the thousands of children who visit it each summer.
- 1.1Add to the nutritive value of (food) by adding vitamins or nutrients: cereal enriched with extra oat branMore example sentences
- To address the deficiency problem, food manufacturers enrich flour, maize, and rice and fortify breakfast cereals with iron.
- In order to compensate, 90 percent of American companies enrich white rice with powdered nutrients, in an attempt to replace some of what they took out.
- Japanese scientists have also succeeded in enriching the rice grain with iron.
- 1.2 (usually as adjective enriched) Increase the proportion of a particular isotope in (an element), especially that of the fissile isotope U-235 in uranium so as to make it more powerful or explosive.More example sentences
- As a general rule, however, the biggest hurdle for a would-be nuclear power is the acquisition of fissile material - enriched uranium or plutonium.
- The major limiting step is acquisition of the fissile material either enriched uranium or plutonium.
- It is the metal that is left over after uranium is enriched for use in nuclear reactors.
- 2Make (someone) wealthy or wealthier: top party members had enriched themselvesMore example sentences
- Put it in stark terms and industrial workers, poorly paid, are asked to enrich young men who are already very wealthy.
- All that did was prop up the company that never made much commercial success anyway for a few more years, enriching a few people on the way.
- But investment by many of our multinationals has not enriched its people but impoverished them.
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- Two of the Allies' great wartime successes were the development of radar and the enrichment of uranium.
- We will never stop uranium enrichment or suspend it for a long period of time.
- This Christmas why not treat a friend to a gift of personal enrichment?
late Middle English (in the sense 'make wealthy'): from Old French enrichir, from en- 'in' + riche 'rich'.